Maintal is the second largest town of the Main-Kinzig district, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the river Main, between Frankfurt am Main and Hanau.

Maintal
Coat of arms of Maintal
Location of Maintal within Main-Kinzig-Kreis district
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Maintal is located in Germany
Maintal
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Maintal is located in Hesse
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Coordinates: 50°09′N 08°50′E / 50.150°N 8.833°E / 50.150; 8.833Coordinates: 50°09′N 08°50′E / 50.150°N 8.833°E / 50.150; 8.833
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictMain-Kinzig-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor (2015–21) Monika Böttcher[1]
Area
 • Total32.4 km2 (12.5 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total39,307
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
63477
Dialling codes06181,
06109 (Bischofsheim)
Vehicle registrationMKK
Websitewww.maintal.de

GeographyEdit

Neighbouring placesEdit

The neighbouring countries of Maintal are Niederdorfelden and Schöneck in the north, the city of Hanau in the East, Mühlheim am Main and Offenbach am Main on the other bank of the river Main as well as Frankfurt am Main in the west.

Division of the townEdit

Maintal consists of the four districts Dörnigheim, Bischofsheim, Hochstadt (seat of city-administration) and Wachenbuchen.

HistoryEdit

The city was artificially created in 1974 in the course of the Hessian administration reform by merging the city of Dörnigheim (now Maintal's biggest district) with the nearby towns of Bischofsheim, Hochstadt and Wachenbuchen.

EconomyEdit

TransportEdit

Maintal is connected with Hanau and Frankfurt by the so-called nordmainische Eisenbahn (northern Main railway) and has two stations (Maintal-West in Bischofsheim near the Main river and Maintal-East in Dörnigheim)

Two ferries cross the Main to the left, or south, bank. The Rumpenheim Ferry links Bischofsheim with Rumpenheim, whilst the Maintal-Dörnigheim Ferry links Dörnigheim with Mühlheim am Main.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Maintal is twinned with:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Direkt gewählte (Ober-) Bürgermeister/-innen der hessischen Städte und Gemeinden, accessed 6 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2020 nach Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ "Partnerstädte". maintal.de (in German). Maintal. Retrieved 2021-02-23.

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